Time to celebrate talented youngsters

AN event celebrating the talents of Suffolk's young people is taking place tonight.There will be a whole host of stands and demonstrations taking place at the event organised by charity Young Suffolk, which provides support for youngsters.

AN event celebrating the talents of Suffolk's young people is taking place tonight.

There will be a whole host of stands and demonstrations taking place at the event organised by charity Young Suffolk, which provides support for youngsters.

The event takes place during Shine Festival week, where youngsters from across the UK have a chance to showcase their talents in various areas, including sport, the arts, technology and community work.

Among the activities taking place tomorrow night at the Kesgrave Community Centre, which will be attended by 170 members of Young Suffolk, includes a production by the Southernwood Stage School called The Karen Carpenter Story, drill demonstrations carried out by Squadron Air Training Corps, and street and hip hop dancing.

Alison Archbold communications manager at Young Suffolk, said: “I think it is important to celebrate children and young people and their talents as it never ceases to amaze me just what is out there.

“The skills, innovative ideas and passion that young people have is just phenomenal.

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“They put so much time, effort and energy into their projects - they really deserve to have much more recognition.”

A number of primary and secondary schools across Ipswich have signed up to take part in the Shine Festival.

The pupils will be joining around a million other youngsters from across the UK who will be showing off their talents.

Carol Alevroyianni, development director at Shine, said: “Shine is all about recognising this individuality and showing young people that every talent, no matter how small it may seem, is something worth celebrating.”

Make sure to buy Monday's Evening Star when we will feature a spread of photographs and stories covering all the activities taking place in the schools in our region.

Tell us about your talents - write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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